By David Swanson
Last night was the 30th Anniversary of the pedestrian Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia. Thousands of people came out to celebrate, and the Bush Chain Gang joined them, to help pick up trash and clean walls.
Members of the Bush Chain Gang, supervised by the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, handed out these cards,
and these bumperstickers…
as they went along. We handed out stacks and stacks of them, plus flyers about this event. You can get cards, stickers, shirts, and info on bringing the chain gang to your town here:
Last night the chain gang was stopped about 200 times to take photos with people…
including the Mayor of Charlottesville, David E. Brown:
And we made it into a big color photo on the front page of today’s Daily Progress. The weekly newspaper, The Hook, was there too. So were the TV stations.
Photos by Bill Anderson of the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice.